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Personnel

Dennis R. West
Professor
Plant breeding

Christopher Shields (Chris) Walker
Research Technician III
Corn/Soybeans

Thomas V. (Tom) Dailey
Research Scientist I
Bobwhite conservation

Groups and Facilities


(4 mentions)

UT Crops 
Statewide trials and management of corn, cotton, soybean, and small grains.



(1 mention)

Milan No-Till 
For more than 20 years, our Milan center has led the world in no-till research.



(1 mention)

Bio-Based Energy Analysis 
A potential win for energy, agriculture, and the environment.



(1 mention)

Sun Grant BioWeb 
Providing current info to use biomass resources for bioenergy and bioproducts.


 

News

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

Answers to Farmers’ Questions, 10/22/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the AgResearch and Education Center at Milan, 10/14/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Five Things You Didn't Know about the Middle Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 5/24/2016

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016

Steckel Named Cotton Researcher of the Year, 1/14/2016

Corn Irrigation in West Tennessee, 9/28/2015

Video


(8 mentions)

Sweet corn 
UT AgResearchers applied herbicides to experimental sweet corn to keep weeds away. But something unexpected happened -- they boosted the nutritional value of the corn.



(4 mentions)

Drought 
It's been a challenging year for Tennessee agriculture, with hot, dry weather coming at a time when crops needed better growing conditions.



(4 mentions)

Ag Year Preview 
Spring is almost here, and it’s just about time for Tennessee farmers to plant their 2012 crops. All indications are - things are looking good for producers, following what was a good year in 2011.



(2 mentions)

Stinkbugs 
Insects are among the greatest threats to agriculture. Tennessee farmers have seen some pests disappear, but in the process, new ones emerged, and they are attacking fields.



(2 mentions)

No-Till Hills 
There was a time when sloped land was just about useless because of frequent soil erosion. But now, hilly terrain can be productive. 'No-till” farming makes it possible.



(2 mentions)

Managing 8-inch Palmer Pigweed 
Weed control programs for late-season palmer amaranth in corn



(2 mentions)

Cotton Irrigation 
Cotton is hurting because of this summer’s drought. UTIA researchers are studying how cotton reacts to a lack of moisture – and just how much water is enough for a plant to grow.



(2 mentions)

Little River Facility 
It’s long been an issue in farming – how can we be productive in agriculture and still protect the environment? UT Ag-Research has a new facility dedicated to that cause.



(2 mentions)

High Input Costs 
Food prices have been going up, but so are the production costs for farmers who grow what we eat. Farm expenses are at record highs for Tennessee row-crop producers.



(2 mentions)

Record Corn Yields 
In the future, getting the most out of our land will be critical for Tennessee agriculture and the world's food supply. That will involve increasing row crop yields through science and smart farming.


 

Recent Publications

Effective and efficient agricultural drainage pipe mapping with UAS thermal infrared imagery: A case study Allred, B., N. S. Eash, R. S. Freeland, L. Martinez, and D. Wishart.  2018.  Agricultural Water Management, 197 (2018) 132–137. [Abstract]

Mechanism and DNA-based detection of field-evolved resistance to transgenic Bt corn in fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) Banerjee, R., J. Hasler, R. Meagher, R. Nagoshi, L. Hietala, F. Huang, K. Narva, and J. L. Jurat-Fuentes.  2017.  Scientific Reports, 7(1): 10877. [Abstract]

Maternal consumption of fish oil programs reduced adiposity in broiler chicks Beckford, R. C., S. J. Howard, S. Das, A. Farmer, S. R. Campagna, J. Yu, R. L. Hettich, J. L. Wilson, and B. H. Voy.  2017.  Scientific Reports, 7, artilce number 13129. [Abstract]

2017 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., A. Smith, and T. Johnson.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, W 442.

2017 Planted Acreage for Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Soybeans, and Wheat in Tennessee by County.  Bowling, R. G., A. Smith, and T. Johnson.  2017.  Extension Publication, August, W442.

Tennessee Cash Corn and Soybean Prices 1950 - 2017.  Bowling, R. G., and A. Smith.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension Publication, D35.

Tennessee Cash Corn and Soybean Prices 1950-2017.  Bowling, R. G., and A. Smith.  2017.  Extension Publication, September, D35.

Tennessee Corn Crop a Bin Buster? D. Bennett, and M. A. McClure.  2017.  Delta Farm Press 8/19/2017.

Evaluating variable-rate, laser-guided sprayer performance and powdery mildew control in Cornus florida Cherokee Princess.  Fulcher, A., J. McHugh, R. Collier, H. Zhu, W. Yeary, W. C. Wright, S. Xiacun, F. Collier, and D. W. Lockwood.  2017.  HortScience.

Vegetable pests: European corn borer.  Hale, F. A., G. Phillips, R. Pivar, and J. F. Grant.  2017.  W 393, UT Extension.

Quantitative trait loci associated with resistance to powdery mildew in Cornus florida.  Lipi, P. M., M. T. Mmbaga, G. Meru, G. Zhang, L. Mackasmiel, X. Wang, P. A. Wadl, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  Scientia Hort, Sci. Hort. 226:322-326.

Confirmation of independent introductions of an exotic plant pathogen of Cornus species, Discula destructiva, on the east and west coasts of North America Mantooth, K., D. Hadziabdic, S. Boggess, M. T. Windham, S. Miller, G. Cai, J. Spatafora, N. Zhang, M. E. Staton, B. H. Ownley, and R. N. Trigiano.  2017.  PLoS ONE, 12(7): e0180345. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0180345.